Indoor Voices Series Presents: Violist Matthew Lipman

The Music Institute of Chicago presents “Indoor Voices,” a free weekly series of virtual "house calls" with musicians and special guests who have performed in Nichols Concert Hall or helped to shape its legacy in some way. Each episode is hosted by Fiona Queen, Director of Performance Activities. Enjoy lively conversation, ideas and reminiscences, and yes—possibly even the odd sourdough recipe. New episodes air on Friday evenings at 7:30 pm and last approximately 30 minutes.

 

In this episode, Fiona Queen checks in with violist Matthew Lipman, an MIC Academy alumnus (class of 2009). Praised by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing,” and by the Chicago Tribune for a “splendid technique and musical sensitivity,” Lipman has come to be relied on as one of the leading players of his generation, frequently appearing as both a soloist and chamber music performer.

 

Premieres Friday, July 10, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Matthew Lipman, viola

 


 

More about Matthew Lipman, viola


Named the 2019 Artist-in-Residence for the American Viola Society, Lipman has additionally been featured on WFMT Chicago’s list “30 Under 30” of the world’s top classical musicians, and is a published contributor to The Strad, Strings and BBC Music magazines. He performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at music festivals including St. Petersburg’s White Nights, Music@Menlo, Marlboro, Ravinia, Bridgehampton, Seattle, Saratoga, and Kissinger Sommer festivals. His frequent chamber music partners include Martin Helmchen, Tabea Zimmerman, Mitsuko Uchida, Itzhak Perlman, Sir András Schiff, Henry Kramer, and Pinchas Zukerman. Dedicated to expanding the repertoire for the viola, Lipman has also performed the premieres of works by composers such as Helen Grime and David Ludwig.

Lipman is the recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, a Kovner Fellowship, and the Jack Kent Cooke Award, and is also a major prize winner in the Primrose, Tertis, Washington, Johansen, and Stulberg International Viola Competitions. He studied at The Juilliard School with Heidi Castleman, and was further mentored by Tabea Zimmermann at the Kronberg Academy. A native of Chicago and an alum of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two), Lipman is on the faculty of Stony Brook University. He performs on a fine 1700 Matteo Goffriller viola loaned through the generous efforts of the RBP Foundation.

 

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